Mere hours after Square-Enix producer Yoshinori Kitase referred to his "strong emotional ties" to Final Fantasy VII , and even mentioned the remake rumor , the classic RPG is in the news again.
Various sources are reporting that Final Fantasy VII International is now available on the Japanese and Hong Kong PSN for 1500 yen and HK$118 respectively. You can download and play it on either the PSP or – we believe – the PS3. As you may recall, the game was three CD-ROM discs in length and once again you'll have to "change discs;" when prompted to do so, press the PS/HOME button and then simply select "Switch Discs" on the next screen. Original PlayStation classics have been filing steadily onto the PSN over the past year or so, and as far as most gamers are concerned, this is the creme de la creme. Most of the hardcore fans certainly have a copy of FFVII (an original copy, not a Greatest Hits copy, right?) sitting in their collections at home, but for the young'uns who never had the opportunity, this is their chance to play one of the best games ever and what we still consider to be the greatest RPG ever. No word yet on whether or not FFVII will show up on the U.S. and European Stores, but as the game was a worldwide phenomenon, we'd like to think it's inevitable.
We'll let you know as soon as we hear anything about FFVII making it to American shores in digital form. In the meantime, one could be crazy optimistic and tie this into the Kitase quote, thereby giving you fresh hope for a FFVII remake. You know, considering how Square-Enix has Cloud on the brain right now…
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy VII